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Mentor with us in 2023!

Can you spare one hour a month to help a young person get a fair start? Sign up today to build a brighter future for the arts.

Young Community

If you've had an Arts Emergency mentor, when you turn 18 you'll be able to join our Young Community and we'll support you until your 26th birthday.

If you have any questions about our Young Community, please contact our Community Team.

Wish List Requests

As part of the Young Community you will be able to make requests for advice from our support network which is made up of over 7,000 creative and cultural professionals from across the country.

New for 2023 - get a coach!

If you'll be aged between 19 and 25 in February 2023, you are a member of our Young Community, and you haven't had a mentor in the past year, you can apply for an industry/professional coach to help you work towards a specific goal over the course of an intensive 10 week programme. To find out more about coaching and how it could benefit you, check out this page.

Applications are now open. To apply, fill out this form by Friday 7 October.

Ask Arts Emergency

You can ask us for vouchers for resources including books, art materials or tech equipment to support your learning and development.

Ruby Ticket Events

Our Young Community can apply for tickets to a variety of cultural events provided by our generous Network members. You can apply for tickets every month via the Young Community monthly newsletter.

Peer Networking

Get onto the Young Community Discord so you can connect and collaborate with other Community members. We also organise workshops, trips and opportunities for you to meet each other.

Youth Collective

The Youth Collective is a small group young people who meet regularly to develop their own advocacy, activism and community work. If you want to get more involved with the work of Arts Emergency, every year you’ll have the chance to apply to join our Youth Collective. Look out for your chance to sign up in your monthly newsletter.

Work Placements

As well as work experience, you will have the opportunity to apply for paid internships and other creative briefs. If you want to let us know what kind of work experience you're looking for, complete the work experience interest form.

Careers Clinic

Sometimes, job-hunting feels like a job all by itself! If you need support, you can book into our Careers Clinic and we can help you with general careers advice, CV/cover letter feedback and more.

Promote your work

Got work you want the world to see? We have thousands of followers from across the creative industries, and we want to help get your work in front of them. Whether it’s audio, fine art, spoken word, graphics, video, writing, design, dance… anything - let’s help you get seen.

The Newsletter

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